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Lexicon :: Strong's G932 - basileia

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basileia (Key)
Part of Speech
feminine noun
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TDNT Reference: 1:579,97

Strong’s Definitions

βασιλεία basileía, bas-il-i'-ah; from G935; properly, royalty, i.e. (abstractly) rule, or (concretely) a realm (literally or figuratively):—kingdom, + reign.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 162x

The KJV translates Strong's G932 in the following manner: kingdom (of God) (71x), kingdom (of heaven) (32x), kingdom (general or evil) (20x), (Thy or Thine) kingdom (6x), His kingdom (6x), the kingdom (5x), (My) kingdom (4x), miscellaneous (18x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 162x
The KJV translates Strong's G932 in the following manner: kingdom (of God) (71x), kingdom (of heaven) (32x), kingdom (general or evil) (20x), (Thy or Thine) kingdom (6x), His kingdom (6x), the kingdom (5x), (My) kingdom (4x), miscellaneous (18x).
  1. royal power, kingship, dominion, rule

    1. not to be confused with an actual kingdom but rather the right or authority to rule over a kingdom

    2. of the royal power of Jesus as the triumphant Messiah

    3. of the royal power and dignity conferred on Christians in the Messiah's kingdom

  2. a kingdom, the territory subject to the rule of a king

  3. used in the N.T. to refer to the reign of the Messiah

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
βασιλεία basileía, bas-il-i'-ah; from G935; properly, royalty, i.e. (abstractly) rule, or (concretely) a realm (literally or figuratively):—kingdom, + reign.
βασιλεία, -ας, , (from βασιλεύω; to be distinguished from βασίλεια a queen; cf. ἱερεία priesthood from ἱερεύω, and ἱέρεια a priestess from ἱερεύς), [from Herodotus down];
1. royal power, kingship, dominion, rule: Luke 1:33; Luke 19:12, 15; Luke 22:29; John 18:36; Acts 1:6; Hebrews 1:8; 1 Corinthians 15:24; Revelation 17:12; of the royal power of Jesus as the triumphant Messiah, in the phrase ἔρχεσθαι ἐν τῇ βασαὐτοῦ, i. e. to come in his kingship, clothed with this power: Matthew 16:28; Luke 23:42 [εἰς τὴν β. L marginal reading Tr marginal reading WH text]; of the royal power and dignity conferred on Christians in the Messiah's kingdom: Revelation 1:6 (according to Tr text WH marginal reading ἐποίησεν ἡμῖν or L ἡμῶν [yet R G T WH text Tr marginal reading ἡμᾶς] βασιλείαν [Rec. βασιλεῖς]); τοῦ θεοῦ, the royal power and dignity belonging to God, Revelation 12:10.
2. a kingdom i. e. the territory subject to the rule of a king: Matthew 12:25; Matthew 24:7; Mark 3:24; Mark 6:23; Mark 13:8; Luke 11:17; Luke 21:10; plural: Matthew 4:8; Luke 4:5; Hebrews 11:33.
3. Frequent in the N. T. in reference to the Reign of the Messiah are the following phrases: βασιλεία τοῦ θεοῦ (דֶאֱלָהָא מַלְכוּתָא, Targ. Isaiah 40:9; Micah 4:7), properly, the kingdom over which God rules; βασιλεία τοῦ Χριστοῦ (דִמְשִׁיחָא מַלְכוּת, Targ. Jonath. ad Isaiah 53:10), the kingdom of the Messiah, which will be founded by God through the Messiah and over which the Messiah will preside as God's vicegerent; βασ. τῶν οὐρανῶν, only in Matthew, but very frequently [some 33 times], the kingdom of heaven, i. e. the kingdom which is of heavenly or divine origin and nature (in rabbinical writings מַלְכוּת הַשָׁמַיִם [מַלְכוּת הַשָׁ׳׳ — probably the article should be stricken out; cf. Prof. Geo. F. Moore in the Andover Review for July 1887, p. 105] is the rule of God, the theocracy viewed universally, not the Messianic kingdom); sometimes simply βασιλεία: Matthew 4:23, etc.; James 2:5; once βασ. τοῦ Δαυείδ, because it was supposed the Messiah would be one of David's descendants and a king very like David, Mark 11:10; once also βασ. τοῦ Χριστοῦ καὶ θεοῦ, Ephesians 5:5. Relying principally on the prophecies of Daniel — who had declared it to be the purpose of God that, after four vast and mighty kingdoms had succeeded one another and the last of them shown itself hostile to the people of God, at length its despotism should be broken, and the empire of the world pass over for ever to the holy people of God (Daniel 2:44; Daniel 7:14, 18, 27) — the Jews were expecting a kingdom of the greatest felicity, which God through the Messiah would set up, raising the dead to life again and renovating earth and heaven; and that in this kingdom they would bear sway for ever over all the nations of the world. This kingdom was called the kingdom of God or the kingdom of the Messiah; and in this sense must these terms be understood in the utterances of the Jews and of the disciples of Jesus when conversing with him, as Matthew 18:1; Matthew 20:21; Mark 11:10; Luke 17:20; Luke 19:11. But Jesus employed the phrase kingdom of God or of heaven to indicate that perfect order of things which he was about to establish, in which all those of every nation who should believe in him were to be gathered together into one society, dedicated and intimately united to God, and made partakers of eternal salvation. This kingdom is spoken of as now begun and actually present, inasmuch as its foundations have already been laid by Christ and its benefits realized among men that believe in him: Matthew 11:12; Matthew 12:28; Matthew 13:41 (in this passage its earthly condition is spoken of, in which it includes bad subjects as well as good); Luke 17:21; 1 Corinthians 4:20; Romans 14:17 (where the meaning is, 'the essence of the kingdom of God is not to be found in questions about eating and drinking'); Colossians 1:13. But far more frequently the kingdom of heaven is spoken of as a future blessing, since its consummate establishment is to be looked for on Christ's solemn return from the skies, the dead being called to life again, the ills and wrongs which burden the present state of things being done away, the powers hostile to God being vanquished: Matthew 6:10; Matthew 8:11; Matthew 26:29; Mark 9:1; Mark 15:43; Luke 9:27; Luke 13:28; Luke 14:15; Luke 22:18; 2 Peter 1:11; also in the phrases εἰσέρχεσθαι εἰς τ. βασ. τ. οὐρανῶν or τ. θεοῦ: Matthew 5:20; Matthew 7:21; Matthew 18:3; Matthew 19:23, 24; Mark 9:47; Mark 10:23, 24, 25; Luke 18:24 [T Tr text WH εἰσπορεύονται], Luke 18:25; John 3:5; Acts 14:22; κληρονόμος τῆς βασιλείας, James 2:5; κληρονομεῖν τ. β. τ. θ.; see d. below. By a singular use βασ. τοῦ κυρίου ἐπουράνιος God's heavenly kingdom, in 2 Timothy 4:18, denotes the exalted and perfect order of things which already exists in heaven, and into which true Christians are ushered immediately after death; cf. Philippians 1:23; Hebrews 12:22f. The phrase βασ. τῶν οὐρανῶν or τοῦ θεοῦ, while retaining its meaning kingdom of heaven or of God, must be understood, according to the requirements of the context,
a. of the beginning, growth, potency, of the divine kingdom: Matthew 13:31-33; Mark 4:30; Luke 13:18.
b. of its fortunes: Matthew 13:24; Mark 4:26.
c. of the conditions to be complied with in order to reception among its citizens: Matthew 18:23; Matthew 20:1; Matthew 22:2; Matthew 25:1.
d. of its blessings and benefits, whether present or future: Matthew 13:44; Luke 6:20; also in the phrases ζητεῖν τὴν βασ. τ. θεοῦ, Matthew 6:33 [L T WH omit τ. θεοῦ]; Luke 12:31 [αὐτοῦ L text T Tr WH]; δέχεσθαι τ. βασ. τ. θ. ὡς παιδίον, Mark 10:15; Luke 18:17; κληρονομεῖν τ. β. τ. θ. Matthew 25:34; 1 Corinthians 6:9; 1 Corinthians 15:50; Galatians 5:21; see in κληρονομέω, 2.
e. of the congregation of those who constitute the royal 'city of God': ποιεῖν τινας βασιλείαν, Revelation 1:6 G T WH text Tr marginal reading [cf. 1 above]; Rev 5:10 (here R G βασιλεῖς, so R in the preceding passage), cf. Exodus 19:6. Further, the following expressions are noteworthy: of persons fit for admission into the divine kingdom it is said αὐτῶν or τοιούτων ἐστὶν βασ. τῶν οὐρ. or τοῦ θεοῦ: Matthew 5:3, 10; Matthew 19:14; Mark 10:14; Luke 18:16. διδόναι τινὶ τ. βασ. is used of God, making men partners of his kingdom, Luke 12:32; παραλαμβάνειν of those who are made partners, Hebrews 12:28. διὰ τὴν βασ. τ. οὐρ. to advance the interests of the heavenly kingdom, Matthew 19:12; ἕνεκεν τῆς βασ. τ. θ. for the sake of becoming a partner in the kingdom of God, Luke 18:29. Those who announce the near approach of the kingdom, and describe its nature, and set forth the conditions of obtaining citizenship in it, are said διαγγέλλειν τ. βασ. τ. θ. Luke 9:60; εὐαγγελίζεσθαι τὴν β. τ. θ. Luke 4:43; Luke 8:1; Luke 16:16; περὶ τῆς βασ. τ. θ. Acts 8:12; κηρύσσειν τὴν βασ. τ. θ. Luke 9:2; Acts 20:25; Acts 28:31; τὸ εὐαγγέλιον τῆς βασ. Matthew 4:23; Matthew 9:35; Matthew 24:14; with the addition of τοῦ θεοῦ, Mark 1:14 R L brackets. ἤγγικεν βασ. τ. οὐρ. or τοῦ θεοῦ, is used of its institution as close at hand: Matthew 3:2; Matthew 4:17; Mark 1:15; Luke 10:9, 11. it is said ἔρχεσθαι i. e. to be established, in Matthew 6:10; Luke 11:2; Luke 17:20; Mark 11:10. In accordance with the comparison which likens the kingdom of God to a palace, the power of admitting into it and of excluding from it is called κλεῖς τῆς β. τ. οὐρ. Matthew 16:19; κλείειν τὴν β. τ. οὐρ. to keep from entering, Matthew 23:13 (Matthew 23:14). υἱοὶ τῆς βασ. are those to whom the prophetic promise of the heavenly kingdom extends: used of the Jews, Matthew 8:12; of those gathered out of all nations who have shown themselves worthy of a share in this kingdom, Matthew 13:38. (In the O. T. Apocrypha βασ. τοῦ θεοῦ denotes God's rule, the divine administration, Wis. 6:5; Wis. 10:10; Tobit 13:1; so too in Psalm 102:19 (Ps. 103:19); Psalm 104:11-13 (Ps. 105:11-13); Daniel 4:33; Daniel 6:26; the universe subject to God's sway, God's royal domain, Song of the Three Children 32; βασιλεία, simply, the O. T. theocratic commonwealth, 2 Macc. 1:7.) Cf. Fleck, De regno divino, Lipsius 1829; Baumg.-Crusius, Biblical Theol., p. 147ff; Tholuck, Die Bergrede Christi, 5te Aufl., p. 55ff [on Matthew 5:3]; Cölln, Biblical Theol. i., p. 567ff, ii., p. 108ff; Schmid, Biblical Theol. des N. T., p. 262ff edition 4; Baur, Neutest. Theol., p. 69ff; Weiss, Biblical Theol. d. N. T. § 13; [also in his Leben Jesu, book 4, chapter 2]; Schürer [Neutest. Zeitgesch. § 29 (especially par. 8) and references there; also] in the Jahrbb. für protest. Theol., 1876, pp. 166-187 (cf. Lipsius ibid. 1878, p. 189); [B. D. American edition, under the word Kingdom of Heaven, and references there. Edersheim, Jesus the Messiah, i. 264ff.]
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

102:19; 103:19; 104:11; 104:12; 104:13; 105:11; 105:12; 105:13
40:9; 53:10
2:44; 4:33; 6:26; 7:14; 7:18; 7:27
3:2; 4:8; 4:17; 4:23; 4:23; 5:3; 5:3; 5:10; 5:20; 6:10; 6:10; 6:33; 7:21; 8:11; 8:12; 9:35; 11:12; 12:25; 12:28; 13:24; 13:31; 13:32; 13:33; 13:38; 13:41; 13:44; 16:19; 16:28; 18:1; 18:3; 18:23; 19:12; 19:14; 19:23; 19:24; 20:1; 20:21; 22:2; 23:13; 23:14; 24:7; 24:14; 25:1; 25:34; 26:29
1:14; 1:15; 3:24; 4:26; 4:30; 6:23; 9:1; 9:47; 10:14; 10:15; 10:23; 10:24; 10:25; 11:10; 11:10; 11:10; 13:8; 15:43
1:33; 4:5; 4:43; 6:20; 8:1; 9:2; 9:27; 9:60; 10:9; 10:11; 11:2; 11:17; 12:31; 12:32; 13:18; 13:28; 14:15; 16:16; 17:20; 17:20; 17:21; 18:16; 18:17; 18:24; 18:25; 18:29; 19:11; 19:12; 19:15; 21:10; 22:18; 22:29; 23:42
3:5; 18:36
1:6; 8:12; 14:22; 20:25; 28:31
1 Corinthians
4:20; 6:9; 15:24; 15:50
2 Timothy
1:8; 11:33; 12:22; 12:28
2:5; 2:5
2 Peter
1:6; 1:6; 5:10; 12:10; 17:12

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G932 matches the Greek βασιλεία (basileia),
which occurs 162 times in 154 verses in the TR Greek.

Page 1 / 4 (Mat 3:2–Mat 24:7)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:2 - “Repent, for the kingdom G932 of heaven [fn]is at hand.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:8 -

Again, the devil *took Him to a very high mountain and *showed Him all the kingdoms G932 of the world and their glory;

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:17 -

From that time Jesus began to [fn]preach and say, “Repent, for the kingdom G932 of heaven is at hand.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:23 -

And Jesus was going throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the [fn]gospel of the kingdom G932, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness among the people.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:3 -

[fn]Blessed are the [fn]poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom G932 of heaven.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:10 -

Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom G932 of heaven.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:19 - “Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches [fn]others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom G932 of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom G932 of heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:20 -

“For I say to you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom G932 of heaven.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:10 -

‘Your kingdom G932 come.

Your will be done,

On earth as it is in heaven.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:13 -

‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from [fn]the evil one. [fn][For Yours is the kingdom G932 and the power and the glory forever. Amen.’]

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:33 - “But [fn]seek first [fn]His kingdom G932 and His righteousness, and all these things will be [fn]added to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:21 -

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom G932 of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:11 - “And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and [fn]recline at the table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom G932 of heaven;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:12 - but the sons of the kingdom G932 will be cast out into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:35 -

And Jesus was going through all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom G932, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:7 - “And as you go, [fn]preach, saying, ‘The kingdom G932 of heaven [fn]is at hand.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:11 -

“Truly I say to you, among those born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptist! Yet the one who is [fn]least in the kingdom G932 of heaven is greater than he.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:12 - “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom G932 of heaven [fn]suffers violence, and violent men [fn]take it by force.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:25 -

And knowing their thoughts He said to them, [fn]Any kingdom G932 divided against itself is laid waste; and [fn]any city or house divided against itself will not stand.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:26 - “And if Satan casts out Satan, he [fn]is divided against himself; how then will his kingdom G932 stand?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:28 - “But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom G932 of God has come upon you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:11 - And [fn]Jesus answered and said to them, “To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom G932 of heaven, but to them it has not been given.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:19 - “When anyone hears the word of the kingdom G932 and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is the one on whom seed was sown beside the road.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:24 -

He presented another parable to them, saying, “The kingdom G932 of heaven [fn]may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:31 -

He presented another parable to them, saying, “The kingdom G932 of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field;

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:33 -

He spoke another parable to them, “The kingdom G932 of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in [fn]three sata of flour until it was all leavened.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:38 - and the field is the world; and as for the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom G932; and the tares are the sons of the evil one;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:41 - “The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom G932 [fn]all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:43 - “Then THE RIGHTEOUS WILL SHINE FORTH AS THE SUN in the kingdom G932 of their Father. He who has ears, [fn]let him hear.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:44 -

“The kingdom G932 of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:45 -

“Again, the kingdom G932 of heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:47 -

“Again, the kingdom G932 of heaven is like a dragnet cast into the sea, and gathering fish of every kind;

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:52 - And He said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has become a disciple of the kingdom G932 of heaven is like a head of a household, who brings out of his treasure things new and old.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:19 - “I will give you the keys of the kingdom G932 of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth [fn]shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth [fn]shall have been loosed in heaven.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:28 -

“Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom G932.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:1 -

At that [fn]time the disciples came to Jesus and said, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom G932 of heaven?”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:3 - and said, “Truly I say to you, unless you [fn]are converted and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom G932 of heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:4 - “Whoever therefore will humble himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom G932 of heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:23 -

“For this reason the kingdom G932 of heaven [fn]may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:12 - “For there are eunuchs who were born that way from their mother’s womb; and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are also eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom G932 of heaven. He who is able to accept this, let him accept it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:14 - But Jesus said, [fn]Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom G932 of heaven belongs to such as these.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:23 -

And Jesus said to His disciples, “Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom G932 of heaven.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:24 - “And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom G932 of God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:1 -

“For the kingdom G932 of heaven is like [fn]a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:21 - And He said to her, “What do you wish?” She *said to Him, “Command that in Your kingdom G932 these two sons of mine may sit one on Your right and one on Your left.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:31 - “Which of the two did the will of his father?” They *said, “The first.” Jesus *said to them, “Truly I say to you that the tax collectors and prostitutes [fn]will get into the kingdom G932 of God before you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:43 -

“Therefore I say to you, the kingdom G932 of God will be taken away from you and given to a nation, producing the fruit of it.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:2 - “The kingdom G932 of heaven [fn]may be compared to [fn]a king who [fn]gave a wedding feast for his son.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:13 -

“But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom G932 of heaven [fn]from [fn]people; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:7 - “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom G932 against kingdom G932, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes.

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